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Pollwatch: Obama convention bounce continues to grow
LA Times ^

Posted on 09/08/2012 2:44:00 PM PDT by Arthurio

President Obama’s post-convention “bounce” continued to grow Saturday, as new polls showed him widening a lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Obama’s lead over Romney among registered voters grew to 49%-45% in Gallup’s tracking poll. The 49% for Obama was his highest point in the survey since late April. It represented an increase of 1 point since Friday and a 5-point swing from Romney’s 47%-46% lead in the Gallup survey just before the Republican convention began.

The poll combines small samples taken each night to present a seven-day average. Since three of the nights of the survey period preceded the Democratic convention, Obama’s lead in the survey is likely to grow further.

Gallup’s measure of job approval also continued to improve for Obama, with 52% of adults surveyed saying they approved of his performance in office, compared with 42% disapproving. That survey uses a three-day average.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; galluppoll; obama; romney
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1 posted on 09/08/2012 2:44:02 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Gallup accepting a deal they couldn’t refuse?


2 posted on 09/08/2012 2:45:31 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Arthurio

I’ll wait for Rasmussen.


3 posted on 09/08/2012 2:45:50 PM PDT by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: Arthurio

Jimmy Carter was looking good as well.


4 posted on 09/08/2012 2:46:40 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Arthurio

I dont believe it, Gallop is in the tank for Obama(especially after being threatened by Axelfraud) this is all about making people feel so terrible that they think Obama has won that they wont bother voting. It worked in 2008, it wont work again


5 posted on 09/08/2012 2:47:36 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Arthurio

Wasn’t Gallup threatened by Axelrod, the Chicago thug hitler look-a-like?


6 posted on 09/08/2012 2:48:56 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Arthurio

A five point swing isn’t much of a bounce. If that’s all Obama can muster then I don’t think it bodes well for him.


7 posted on 09/08/2012 2:52:59 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Arthurio

Which helps to explain why, after 20 years, people in this country still continue to fall for those Nigerian email scams.


8 posted on 09/08/2012 2:53:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: Arthurio

OTOH the “looters and moochers” might be getting worried.


9 posted on 09/08/2012 2:54:19 PM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: Delhi Rebels

After the 2008 conventions, McCain got a 6 point bounce. Barry only got a 4 point bounce. Look at how much the post-convention bounce helped McCain. LOL!


10 posted on 09/08/2012 2:55:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: Arthurio

Well if it wasn’t true would we expect them not to report it? Guess they found the right mix of polled to get the desired results. I took a poll here and it’s 100% not for Obama. 4 to zip. I took another poll and found that none of the four were polled in the articles’ poll. Imagine that.


11 posted on 09/08/2012 2:55:30 PM PDT by Kudsman (Restore the Republic, repeal the 17th.)
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To: Arthurio

Gallup was threatened with a lawsuit on some long-forgotten issue by General Eric Holder if their numbers didn’t start looking good for Barry toot sweet. You can ignore anything they say from now on and study other polls.


12 posted on 09/08/2012 2:55:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

This was put out WAY too soon. Sure, the numbers are tumbling all over the place, but in a week it will sort out.

The internal polling numbers for the White Hut STILL don’t look all that encouraging for the Current Regime. Not even George Soros’ money can completely close the gap.

And isn’t there a SECOND person who stands to gain from a “post convention” bump in the numbers? There hasn’t even been an accurate reading on how Clint Eastwood did in terms of favorability after his “chairside” chat with an imaginary Obama.


13 posted on 09/08/2012 2:57:44 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lies, damned lies, statistics, and Gallup polls!
;o)


14 posted on 09/08/2012 3:00:28 PM PDT by delcopatriot
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To: Arthurio

When Gallup wants a pro-Obama poll they stop polling likely voters and just poll adults. That’s what this is.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 3:00:42 PM PDT by smoothsailing (President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people - Clint Eastwood)
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To: Arthurio

That’s ludicrous. Even if the poll margins were true and everyone with a functioning brain knows they aren’t, it’s no longer a growing convention bounce. If so, when does that effect end? Tomorrow? Monday? November 6th?


16 posted on 09/08/2012 3:02:48 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: alloysteel
The internal polling numbers for the White Hut STILL don’t look all that encouraging for the Current Regime.

Where did you hear this? I had heard rumors of this a few weeks ago; just curious if you heard it recent days.

17 posted on 09/08/2012 3:03:49 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

tout suite not toot sweet


18 posted on 09/08/2012 3:05:57 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: wolf24

You can believe nothing propagated by the main lining media and their fences...


19 posted on 09/08/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: John W

It is a 7 day poll. As more good Romney days drop off the sample, Obummer’s spike could grow. On the other hand, the unemployment numbers could impact it in the other direction.

The Democrats ran a convention designed to excite their base of rabid leftist supporters, who had been demoralized. Not much in the way of red meat came out of the GOP convention.


20 posted on 09/08/2012 3:07:26 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Why would he get a bounce?
Half their speakers came across as nuts or insane and the other half lied their rear ends off. He had no REAL record to claim and had no real plan to solve the problems he has created during the last 3.5 years......
Obama YOU ARE FIRED!


21 posted on 09/08/2012 3:08:16 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Arthurio

A dubious poll just intended to demoralize the anti-communist side. Don’t believe this for a second.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 3:10:41 PM PDT by crusader71
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To: Arthurio

Well, a bounce (by definition) has a down side. We’ll have a different picture by next Tuesday.


23 posted on 09/08/2012 3:12:56 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Constitutional Patriot

Rasmussen has Obama up , too .


24 posted on 09/08/2012 3:13:24 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Have you looked around at your neighbors’ lately ? The USA is close to 40% non-white & they are not buying what we are selling. Somehow the GOP has even lost the Asian vote ! And then there’s the welfare crowd & government workers & on & on it goes.


25 posted on 09/08/2012 3:15:00 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: smoothsailing
Gallup oversampled Dems by +4 and did not used likely voters and
that special brew got them Axelrod’s demanded results .

What a shock !

26 posted on 09/08/2012 3:15:18 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

What! You mean if I don’t wire $10,000 to Timbut Nasir Abba in Abuja by Monday, Obama will win the election? Damn, this is serious!


27 posted on 09/08/2012 3:18:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing (President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people - Clint Eastwood)
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To: LongWayHome

US is not 40 non white.. current stats from US Census;
75% white
13% black
8 %hispanic
4% Other


28 posted on 09/08/2012 3:21:09 PM PDT by scbison
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To: scbison

That s wrong. The USA is 63.4% white. That figure you gave is counting Hispanics who claim to be white. Go to the U.S. census page to see the figures.


29 posted on 09/08/2012 3:24:22 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: delcopatriot

Another website (linked from World Net Daily)

Barack Obama approval rating at 15-month high, poll says


30 posted on 09/08/2012 3:31:44 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: ncalburt
Exactly.

Did you see this...

Mitt Romney 10 percent lead in unskewed data from ARG poll

It's the same sort of thing with this Gallup fantasy poll.

31 posted on 09/08/2012 3:32:34 PM PDT by smoothsailing (President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people - Clint Eastwood)
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To: smoothsailing
I did see that one I know most of these polls are pure crap.

My first cousin worked on a number of GOP house and Governor races and they would see these slanted polls from QU or Marist or PPP and just laugh.

The polls were cooked to whatever media outlet ( newspaper, local TV station) requested them
to look like.

Another trick is to poll in selected Dem voters districts to get the desired results. Gallup has always been a pro Dem shop so I don't know why the DOJ issue would impacted their unusual slanted poll games. I am surprised DRUDGE is headlining this Dem party garbage. I would love to know the real internals in key states.

32 posted on 09/08/2012 3:50:52 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Arthurio
The poll combines small samples taken each night to present a seven-day average. Since three of the nights of the survey period preceded the Democratic convention, Obama’s lead in the survey is likely to grow further.

Perhaps...but they leave out the negative economic report which came after the convention.

I guess the media's strategy now will be to use this polling data as the current news to replace any further reporting on the abysmal economic report.

33 posted on 09/08/2012 3:56:34 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Arthurio

A 52% approval among adults? That’s not even as relevant as registered voters.


34 posted on 09/08/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: Arthurio

The LA Times is probably conducting their poll at the border, as the illegals are crossing over from Mexico.


35 posted on 09/08/2012 4:01:07 PM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: thecodont

I agree. PsyOps.


36 posted on 09/08/2012 4:02:31 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: LongWayHome

Some Hispanics are white. I have two sisters in law that fit that description...and five nieces and nephews...and they’re all Conservatives.


37 posted on 09/08/2012 4:05:26 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: Arthurio
yeah,right...

38 posted on 09/08/2012 4:17:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rushmom

In general most non-whites vote against the GOP. Simple fact. Hispanics are about 16% of the population & growing fast as we all know. Nevada & Colorado are trending away from the GOP because of Hispanic immigration.


39 posted on 09/08/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: sushiman

2 points but they say that Obmama has been at 46% and that Romeny’s bounce has eroded so that is why Obama is ahead at least I thought that is what I read.

“The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows President Obama attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. “

With the margin of error factored in I would say it is a tie.


40 posted on 09/08/2012 4:24:30 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Sarah Barracuda

These polls are making me sick, but I have never been so strongly motivated to vote.

Obama must go....


41 posted on 09/08/2012 4:26:34 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: LongWayHome

What is the GOP selling?

A non-Christian liberal candidate whose as vague on his action plan as Obama was in 2008?

Do I care that Obama is back up? Not really.


42 posted on 09/08/2012 4:27:38 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

I think Romney is going to win, but it’s not going to be by any landslide.


43 posted on 09/08/2012 4:33:23 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Arthurio

Gallup?? Gallup?? Gallup has been in the pocket of the Democrats since JFK.


44 posted on 09/08/2012 4:37:32 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Arthurio

R u effin’ kidding me?


45 posted on 09/08/2012 4:50:42 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Arthurio

It appears as though Gallup made a deal with the DOJ. Drop the “lawsuit” and we’ll give your “messiah” a huge bump after the DNC freak sh...I mean convention.


46 posted on 09/08/2012 4:52:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DNC convention is proof that Americans still love a good freak show.)
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To: funfan

It’s not looking good with less than 2 months to go . I don’t see the debates helping Romney with the left moderating and Obama more than likely getting the questions handed to him in advance . Add in the voter fraud and what do you get ? An Obama victory .


47 posted on 09/08/2012 5:35:22 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Why would he get a bounce?

C'mon. Why do you think. It was on Television!

We live in a country where millions of brain dead idiots actually cared enough about "American Idol" to get off their asses and call in a vote for those half-assed phoney baloneys. Why shouldn't the drooling masses be swayed by their hero Billyboy, the rapist sodomizer, and his baggage handler?

48 posted on 09/08/2012 5:46:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Those Nigerian emails are scams?


49 posted on 09/08/2012 5:54:43 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Arthurio

I would like to see these pollster’s questions.


50 posted on 09/08/2012 6:02:08 PM PDT by Slyfox
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